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Species Inguromorpha itzalana - Hodges#2657

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Hypoptinae
Genus Inguromorpha
Species itzalana (Inguromorpha itzalana - Hodges#2657)
Hodges Number
2657
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inguromorpha itzalana (Strecker, 1900)
Hypopta itzalana Strecker, 1900 (1)
Barnes & McDunnough, (1911) designated Hypopta itzalana the type species for Pomeria. (2), (3)
Dyar (1940) resurrected Inguromorpha and placed itzalana. (2)
Numbers
There are three named species of Inguromorpha in America north of Mexico. (4), (5)
Size
Wingspan 38-44 mm. (4), (1)
Identification
The original description as Hypopta itzalana Strecker(1), and the Barnes & McDunnough (1911)(3) description, are both available in PDF and online in the print references below.
Range
Southern Arizona, New Mexico to western Texas. (6), (4), (2)
Mexico to Central America. (1)
Season
Adults are most often reported from May through September. (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown.
See Also
Easily recognized with no other similar species found north of Mexico.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough 1911. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1: 11. (3)
Schoorl, J.W. 1990. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zoölogische Verhandelingen 263: 194, 202-203; fig. 103. (2)
Strecker, H. 1900. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres, and Heteroceres, Indigenous and Exotic: Supplement no. 3. 30. (1)